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Paperback December 20, 2018
Hardcover January 22, 2019
What is Arkansas food? Kat Robinson has intensely studied the cuisine of the region for more than a decade. Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in The Natural State is the culmination of that research, laid out in a handy glossary including everything from apple butter to zucchini bread.
Diving past the triumverate of Arkansas's most sensational foods of cheese dip, fried pickles and chocolate gravy, Robinson delves into the nooks and crannies of every corner of the state. Discover the state's famed garden bounty of PurpleHull peas, watermelon, peaches, apples, butter beans, Esau sweet corn, yellow and cushaw squash and Bradley County Pink tomatoes. Celebrate Arkansas food brands with broad appeal, such as Cavender's Greek Seasoning, Grapette soda, Mountain Valley Water and Petit Jean smoked meats. Taste flavors from legendary restaurants, including Wayne Shadden's barbecue sauce. Coy's Steak House salad dressing, Cotham's Mercantile's fried green tomatoes, and the Venesian Inn's Italian salad. Learn about hunting duck and deer, why fried chicken and spaghetti are served together in the Ozarks, how to tell the difference between the two types of buffalo and how to pronounce the word "crappie."
With more than 130 Arkansas recipes, 450 full color photographs and over 300 topics, you'll be sure to crave what The Natural State brings to the table.
Paperback March 28, 2018
Arkansas loves pie. Across The Natural State, from Lake Village to Gentry, Piggott to Texarkana and all points in-between, great pie can be found. Kat Robinson takes to Arkansas's highways, byways and pieways to share locations that offer the tasty dessert, from the loftiest of fine dining restaurants to the humblest of cafes, including bakeries and panaderias, antique malls, farmer's markets, food trucks, truck stops, and pie-related events.
This handy travel guide includes listings for more than 475 establishments that offer pie in Arkansas. A wide array of pies can be found within this vetted collection, alongside gorgeous full-color photography. Enjoy delectable tales of many of the eateries that offer these pastries, and stories of the unique individuals who bring them to the table. Follow pie trails through each region, or make up a pie recipe from one of these great eateries on your own, and discover why The Natural State can also be called The Pie State.
Includes 33 pie recipes and more than 400 color photographs.
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